ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  9501 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262  |  (704) 717-7550
MIDDLE SCHOOL  4125 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269  |  (704) 595-9452
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Stacey Haskell, Executive Director
Stacey Haskell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Most of her professional years were in accounting and financial consulting positions, where she was a valued employee respected for her professionalism, dedication to achieving results, and her strong work ethic.

Stacey and her husband Mark Haskell moved to the Charlotte area to start a new business in 2006. They reside in Huntersville with their two small daughters. As Corvian's Director and Founder, Stacey's strong commitment to educational opportunities for all children and young adults shines in everything that she does. She values the importance of smaller class sizes, an individualized approach to educating the whole child though arts based education and providing a flexible and supportive working environment to passionate, creative teachers. Stacey wants Corvian Community School to provide this for the children of our community. Doing what is best for kids by providing research-based, brain-friendly instruction in classrooms that emphasize a commitment to the arts, service to the community, a rigorous, differentiated curriculum and a safe, nurturing climate for learning, Stacey Haskell is pleased to be able to live out her beliefs and commitments by beginning an excellent public charter school in the Charlotte area.
Christa Kedar, Director of Elementary Education
Christa Kedar graduated with an undergraduate degree in English Writing and went on to receive certification in Elementary Education and a Masters in Teaching in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She taught first grade for four years in Fullerton, California and three years in Charlotte, NC before advancing to a K-2 Literacy Facilitator position. In her role, Christa promoted student achievement by implementing best research based practices in school curriculum, collaborated with staff, administration, and parents to make impactful decisions for students, consulted with teachers by providing suggestions and feedback on current teaching methods, provided impactful professional development, and taught small groups of Kindergarten through Second grade students. After co-writing Corvian's Charter in 2011, Christa enjoyed teaching 3rd grade at Corvian for two years before becoming a part of the administrative team.

Christa lives with her husband and daughter in Charlotte. They enjoy running, birding, doing yoga, biking, reading, and exploring the outdoors together.

Christa firmly believes in the basic school philosophy and is committed to the successful implementation of the four blocks to promote student learning. She values the importance of educating the whole child through the arts, health and wellness, a strong support system of teachers and parents, and a climate for optimal learning through a coherent curriculum that promotes learning beyond the classroom. With a shared vision of the basic school philosophy, students and teachers thrive. In fact, according to the best-seller, Thrive, author Dan Buettner finds that the healthiest countries in the world develop from public education systems that focus beyond reading and math; these thriving societies stem from an educational system that promotes civic duty, integrates the arts, and empowers students to explore, question, and act. Corvian Community is such a place.
Kristi Miller, Associate Director of Elementary Education
Kristi Miller graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and received a Master of Education degree from Converse College. However, Kristi’s best educational opportunity has been partnering with her husband, Chris, in parenting their two college-age girls. Mary Gwen and Sarah are her best teachers, and her greatest source of joy!

During her teaching career, Kristi has collaborated with teachers and administrators to create educational plans that were driven by both data and research on best practices, written elementary curriculum, and worked closely with families to design programs that engage students and ignite a love of learning.  When her girls entered school at one of the few public Basic Schools in North Carolina, Kristi fell in love with the philosophy. She was a parent leader at that school for many years before her family moved on to a local charter school where she served on the Board of Directors.  Professional development opportunities introduced Kristi to Corvian Community School in 2013. The pure joy and passion every staff member has for what they do convinced Kristi that she had to be a part of this growing school.  Since coming to Corvian, she has been a Literary Facilitator, 3rd grade teacher, and 5th grade teacher.

Kristi lives in Highland Creek with her husband, Chris, and always looks forward to the times when Mary Gwen and Sarah are home, too.  She is a huge Panthers fan and loves nothing more than being at the stadium on a crisp autumn afternoon to watch her Panthers win. Kristi also enjoys sewing and quilting, traveling with her family, and serving in her church.
Elizabeth Price, EC Compliance Facilitator
Elizabeth Price received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University and her M.A.T. in Special Education from UNC Charlotte. She has 10 years of teaching experience in the NC public school system. Her most recent experience was working as the EC Process Coordinating Teacher for a CMS school. This role as a facilitator allowed her to oversee all aspects of EC Compliance from participating in IEP meetings, to testing students for eligibility and providing mentor services and training to other EC teachers in the building.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Charlotte and currently lives in Highland Creek with her husband, Byron, and their 2 daughters Grace and Keller. Elizabeth is thrilled to be a part of the Corvian team, which prides itself on being student centered and providing the necessary services that each child may need in order to be successful. She is looking forward to working with the other Corvian staff members to offer a continuum of services and differentiated instruction to all children with exceptional needs.
Nicki Sinclair, Director of Middle School Education
Nicki Sinclair graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/ English from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1998, and her Master’s degree in Executive Leadership in 2011 from Gardner Webb University. She started teaching 8th grade language arts in Davidson County for five years before moving to Charlotte in 2003, where she taught English/ language arts for several years in CMS at a high school and two different middle schools. Nicki then had the opportunity to begin teaching at another local charter school where she taught 7th grade language arts for seven years and was the team leader for three of those years. During her time as team leader, Nicki very much enjoyed collaborating directly with other teachers, facilitating meetings, and building rapport among the grade level.

Having always felt drawn to middle schoolers, Nicki believes in seeing her students as individual learners with individual needs. Her passion for reading and writing is something she loves to share with adolescents, and she strives to promote and nurture these skills in her students, giving them confidence and ownership in their work. This philosophy is what drew her to Corvian Community School, and she is excited to help grow the middle school while upholding Corvian’s core values.

Nicki lives in the Davis Lake Community with her husband Drew, and two children, Allison and Ben. She enjoys yoga, running, biking, painting pictures, reading, writing, and spending time with her family.
Whitney Settlemier, Associate Director of Middle School Education
Whitney Settlemier graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Education and Sociology from James Madison University and received her National Board Certification in 2007. Before joining Corvian, Whitney taught for fifteen years in Virginia Beach and Charlotte. She has been a presenter in the areas of differentiation and integration of thematic studies in city-wide seminars and worked with UNCC student education majors, both as an educator and as a mentor. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Education Leadership at Queens University where she will receive her K-12 North Carolina Administrators License.

In 2013, Whitney came to Corvian Community School with her three daughters. She taught in the classroom for the first year, then moved into the administrative role of Curriculum Design Facilitator. Through this role, she has been able to: meet and develop curriculum with teams, plan and coordinate trips and experiences to align with each grade's standards, work with students on both academics and behaviors, model lessons for teachers, and collaborate with families on a variety of topics.

Whitney's teaching philosophy, "every child has the potential to achieve greatness," is what drives and motivates her. She feels that the key to education is identifying every child's learning style and helping them use it to excel. Corvian’s culture that allows teachers the ability to encourage the integration of the arts, health and wellness, and individuality of students into their daily academics has been a perfect fit. Whitney is dedicated to helping facilitate the continued growth and mission of our school. Through collaborations with teachers, support staff, and parents, her vision is to help every child reach their full potential, both socially and academically.

Whitney lives in Charlotte with her husband, Jess, and their daughters, Riley, Erin and Bryce. In her spare time you will find Whitney on a jog or spending time with her family.
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